Jackson, Mississippi is the perfect place to score big by holding your next sporting event or tournament in the City With Soul.

Whether you need courts, fields or arenas, the athletic and sports facilities in Jackson can accommodate your event. Jackson offers multipurpose sports facilities such as the Jackson Convention Complex (JCC). The JCC truly serves in this capacity, hosting everything from the USA Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championship and the Mississippi High School Activities Association Varsity Cheer/Dance Championships to AAU Southern Hospitality Volleyball tournaments.

Other multipurpose facilities include the Mississippi Coliseum, Mississippi Trade Mart Center, Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium, Smith-Wills Stadium, Providence Hill Farm and the Kirk Fordice Equine Center, among many others.

Major Sports Facilities in the Area

Multipurpose Facilities

Jackson Convention Complex

Jackson Convention Complex (JCC): LEED Certified Facility, 330,000 square feet of flexible exhibit, ballroom and meeting space. The JCC truly serves in this capacity hosting everything from the USA Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championship, to the Mississippi High School Athletics Association Varsity Cheer/Dance Championship, to AAU Southern Hospitality Volleyball tournaments.

Types of Events in the Area

USA Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championship, Mississippi High School Athletics Championships, Association Varsity Cheer/Dance Championships, AAU Southern Hospitality Volleyball tournaments, Dixie National Rodeo, National Barrel Horse Association Adult and Youth Competitions, MS Blues Marathon, Mississippi Sports & Fitness Expo, and Southwestern Athletic Conference Football Championship.


The city provides more than 2,000 hotel rooms to include, full service, limited service and boutique hotels. With mild winters and warm summers, the weather is always right for a multitude of activities.

Tax Type
General Sales Tax
Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau dba Visit Jackson
Convention Center Tax
Telcom Center Tax
.75/per room/per day
Jackson Special Infrastructure Tax
.75/per room/per day

  • Homewood Suites Fondren: (LSP) 125 rooms and of 1,259 sq. ft. of meeting space, indoor pool and business center (3 miles from JCC)
  • Hilton Jackson: (FSP) 273 rooms and 20,626 sq. ft. of meeting space and free airport shuttle.
  • The Westin: (FSP) 203 rooms, 11,602 sq. ft. of meeting space and day spa (0.2mi from JCC)
  • Holiday Inn Express: (LSP) 108 rooms (0.2 mi. from MFC)
  • Residence Inn: (LSP) 95 rooms, outdoor pool, located at The District at Eastover (3.8 mi. from MFC and 4.0 mi. from JFC/MBA)

Jackson, Mississippi is centrally located at the crossroads of I-55 and I-20. It is the City With Soul because of the people, places, and events that shaped Mississippi and her capital city, those that threaded the fabric of America. There is something for everyone from civil rights to blues music, literature, performing arts, and culinary offerings. Visit the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Museum of Mississippi History, the Eudora Welty Home & Garden, the Mississippi Children’s Museum or the Mississippi Museum of Art, to name a few of the 30 unique museums and attractions. We are the only city in the western hemisphere to host the International Ballet Competition, held every four years.

Unique Cuisine

Extra Points in the City With Soul

Once you step inside the city limits of Jackson, it doesn’t take long to see that the food and flavors are unique. Home to numerous restaurants serving deliciousness and James Beard Award-winning Chefs sharing their distinctive take on the Southern classics, the Jackson culinary scene is one you don’t want to miss.

Floyd Williams, Jr.

Director of Sports Marketing & Administration